Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Irwin Schiff Trial update by Mark Yannone

7 Old Comments:

Next time a trial is taking place that gets national media and the defendant answers questions for the media on national tv...call judge Dawson!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/11/2005 10:26 PM  

When I listen to the things going on with this trial I say to myself what is the difference between USA and Iran or North Korea or Zimbabwe? We are no better. Then I say to myself what did all the senators and congressmen get upset about when the USA was kicked off the human rights board of the United Nations back in 2001. What the hell does the USA know about human rights? After all the complaining by our senators suggesting that funding would be cut they let the USA back on the human rights board. Having the USA monitoring human rights around the world is like having the devil in charge of the church. What a ridiculous joke.

John

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/11/2005 10:54 PM  

True enough John.

I almost fell out of my chair the other day when I saw one of bushes latest speaches on "terrorism".

I thought he was telling the middle east nations to band together to fight back against us because we are a terrorist nation...

It took me a moment to realize that he was saying that other nations should get together to attack Iraq...

His description of their "terrorist actions" described the actions of our own country under his perverse leadership to a tee...

*boggle*

By Blogger Nekogami, at 10/11/2005 11:39 PM  

The court observers must have arrived late today because they did not talk about the first witness Irwin called. So here is what happened.
When Irwin called the witness a murmur of shock echoed through the room as he entered the court. Judge Dawson immediately slammed down his gavel and roared, “Just by looking at him I can tell this witness would have nothing of value to say. The witness is excused and the marshals will escort him out of my courtroom!” At that point three marshals rushed the witness and threw him to the floor which dislodged his crown of thorns. Then, as he struggled to get up it was obvious he was in pain from the large nail holes in his hands. At that point a strange glow surrounded the witness which struck fear in the marshals so they helped him carry his cross out of the room. But before the door slammed shut the witness turned, looked directly at Judge Dawson, and said, “You are pressing your luck with my old man!” To which Judge Kent J. Dawson answered, “How dare you or your father question my authority!”

By Blogger We the Constitutionalists, at 10/12/2005 1:39 PM  

There was once a Dr. Harvey who was considered a quack (tax protestor type I guess) by the entire medical profession for a full century. Dr. Harvey had this absurd notion, you see, that blood circulates throughout the body. CJ

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/13/2005 8:03 AM  

There was once a Dr. Harvey who was considered a quack (tax protestor type I guess) by the entire medical profession for a full century. Dr. Harvey had this absurd notion, you see, that blood circulates throughout the body. CJ

You're what? Comparing Schiff to a genius? That's rich.

Hey nimrod, nobody likes paying taxes - do you really believe that if one simple word could make it all "go away" that those that have way more intelligence than you, wouldn't have already "brought the sham down"?

Taxes are what a government needs to survive - without a government, we'd have a situation wherein people such as yourself actually might be important, since you appear to be an anarchist.

Schiff is a twice convicted felon who, himself, put forth the delusion defense, has been sued by his gal-pal.

I'll predict a guilty verdict by Monday at the latest.

By Blogger Frank Buckner, at 10/13/2005 1:39 PM  

Nekogami: I've noticed that ambiguous nature of Bush speeches for years now. It's quite intriguing.


Constitutionalist: thanks for the report.


And now it's time for another educational episode of "Fallacies From Frank"! Let's count 'em up as Frank throws 'em down. Better be quick, cuz he's got a reeeeal itchy trigger finger!

Ready? Here we go:

You're what? Comparing Schiff to a genius? That's rich.

Argument from personal incredulity! (1)

Hey nimrod,

Ad hominem abusive! (2)

nobody likes paying taxes

Red herring! (3)

- do you really believe

Ad hominem abusive! (4)

that if one simple word could make it all "go away"

Appeal to ridicule! (5)

that those that have way more intelligence than you,

Oooh, a combo -- ad hominem abusive and appeal to anonymous authority! (6), (7)

wouldn't have already "brought the sham down"?

Appeal to probability! (8)

Taxes are what a government needs to survive - without a government,

Straw man! (9)

we'd have a situation wherein people such as yourself actually might be important,

Ad hominem abusive, with a side order of appeal to fear -- all resting on the straw man! Hmmm... call that 2 more. (10), (11)

since you appear to be an anarchist.

Appeal to motive! (12)

Schiff is a twice convicted felon who, himself, put forth the delusion defense, has been sued by his gal-pal.

Appeal to spite with judgemental language! (13), (14)

OK, kids, I caught a pretty nifty 14 of the little buggers; did any get past me? See if you can spot any more.

I'll predict a guilty verdict by Monday at the latest.

I'll predict more fallacies from you long before that.

By Blogger Jamie, at 10/15/2005 1:43 PM